Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown

by Develop Africa, Inc.
May 1, 2012

Stimulating Learning and Excellence Through Competition

First, second and third - Primary school
First, second and third - Primary school

Warm greetings-

Do you remember taking part in any competitions when growing up?  I loved to take part in competitions and I clearly remember a music quiz competition in high school.  The competition encouraged me to learn a lot about music history, notes, playing instruments etc. - and to this day I still remember most of what I learned when studying for the competition as a book-worm 12 year old.  It helped develop my studying abilities and the leader in me.  Clearly competitions are a great way to encourage children to learn, focus and excel. 

Well, on a regular basis we organize and hold competitions on various areas such as general knowledge quizzes, drawing etc.  It’s my pleasure to share with you a video clips and photos from a quiz that your donations supported. Here's a brief report on the competition from Joshua, the Director of Door of Hope:

"The spelling and quiz contest took place at the Door of Hope hillside community of Upper Beccle's Street and Mellon Street in The Wellington municipality. There were as many as 210 children and 30 parents present to grace the occasion. The program was title "The Making Of Me" spelling and quiz contest for primary and junior secondary school pupils age ranges from seven(7) years to (14) years. The program was conducted to help and motivate the children to become passionate about their school work as this will help them achieve their dream in life.  We want children in our community to pursue excellence not only in their school work but also in every other area of discipline they may find themselves

There were two categories of participants - 6 in the primary school category and 4 in the secondary school category.  Prize monies were given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in both categories.  The competition included questions on uniqueness of plants and animals.  For example, the world's fastest animal runner is the Cheetah; the name of the largest crab is the Japanese spider crab."

We are deeply and continually grateful for your support that is helping to make these programs and much more possible.  Thanks so much for joining us in developing tomorrow's leaders.

In closing, we wanted to let you know of a unique opportunity for upcoming Mother's Day.  A donation to this project is a fantastic (and easy) gift for Mom on Mother’s Day!  You can make a donation as a gift to your mom on this project by selecting the third giving option, “gift or in honor of,” under the orange donate button on the project page. GlobalGiving will then send your Mom or the gift recipient an email, print-at-home, or physical card. GlobalGiving offers several fun card designs and you will have the option of choosing a design customized for this project, using the project’s main photo (this option is available for email and print-at-home cards).

Mothers - you can also request this as your Mother's day gift!

Additionally, we have the opportunity to win an extra $500 in spending money for your programs. That is great extra value for your donation - so make your donation today - deadline for this campaign is Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.

Make your donation in Mother's honor and support a great cause today!

Best wishes and Happy Mother's day to all Mothers!


Children at competition
Children at competition
More Children at competition
More Children at competition
Christiana -  secondary school winner
Christiana - secondary school winner
Kadiatu - primary school winner
Kadiatu - primary school winner
Refreshment provided to all
Refreshment provided to all



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Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$16,976 raised of $18,000 goal
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